Property for sale Fordwater Road, Summersdale, Chichester
Guide Price £1,175,000
Set within grounds of just under half an acre and located within this much sought after and tranquil semi rural lane in Summersdale, a well presented detached property with spacious and versatile accommodation throughout.
Believed to have been originally constructed in the 1960s and set within superb gardens of just under half an acre, Little Mere is ideally situated being on the rural fringe of Chichester, with all the amenities which the city provides, along with being within level walking distance to the national park.
Upon entering there is a good sized entrance hall which leads to a dining room and a conservatory beyond, with delightful aspect over the rear gardens. There is also a very good sized sitting room which also has access into the conservatory. Another attractive feature of the property is the superb kitchen/breakfast room with its partially vaulted glazed roof. The kitchen is well equipped with modern units and integrated appliances and adjacent to this room is a utility area. There are four bedrooms, the largest of which has double glazed sliding patio doors out onto the rear garden. Completing the accommodation there is a family bathroom, shower room and a further useful utility room.
Slightly elevated to the lane, Little Mere is approached by a block paved driveway with parking for a number of vehicles and a detached double garage. Behind the garage there is an enclosed and private courtyard. A particular feature is the superb west facing garden. Mainly situated to the rear of the property, the garden is surrounded by mature trees, with expansive areas laid to lawn and many flowering shrubs and plants within the borders along with beech hedging. Adjoining the rear of the property there is a terrace, ideal for entertaining.
Location The property is situated on a favoured no-through road in Summersdale, a highly regarded residential area in an elevated location about 1.5 miles north of Chichester's City Centre, on the fringe of the South Downs National Park and close to East Lavant and Goodwood. There is a regular bus service northwards to Midhurst and south into the City, with a stop nearby. Amenities in Summersdale include a Post Office stores, garage with shop, medical centre, Brandy Hole Copse Nature Reserve and the Centurion Way - a foot and cycle path connecting the South Downs with the Salterns Way, a path providing access to Fishbourne and along the shoreline of Chichester Harbour towards the sailing clubs at Dell Quay, Itchenor and Chichester Marina and stunning blue flagged beach at West Wittering with views towards the Isle of Wight.
The historic cathedral city of Chichester offers comprehensive shopping facilities and a choice of social and recreational activities, accessible through the mainly level pedestrian areas of the beautifully preserved city. Cultural activities include Pallant House Gallery and Festival Theatre. There are renowned schools in the area, both in the public and the private sector. The mainline station in Chichester provides a regular service to London Victoria in about 1 hour 40 minutes (via Gatwick Airport). Havant station to the west provides a faster service to London Waterloo in about 1 hour 20 minutes.
Events and sporting activities in the area include Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival events for motoring enthusiasts, horseracing at Goodwood and Fontwell, polo at Cowdray Park, golf at Goodwood, and beaches at the Witterings. Chichester Harbour provides moorings (subject to availability) and there are nearby berthing and lifting facilities in Birdham Pool and Chichester Marina. Other local attractions include: the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, West Dean Gardens, Fishbourne Roman Palace, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Goodwood House, Stansted Park and Petworth House.